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Akademiestrasse 5, 80799 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #29 of 380 Hotels in Munich
Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice for a budget stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The good: Really cheap--especially for a location so close to the old town in Munich. We paid 70 euro for a double room with a shared bathroom. The room was huge with a sink inside and was very clean. The building is really old, but it a very cool way. Really creaky stairs, really tall ceilings, a cage-style elevator—the kind that your parents talked about, but that you probably never actually rode in before--. The location is also awesome. It is in a university neighborhood so there are a ton of bars and restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel. The English Garden is also only a few blocks away. The metro stop is really close and since Marienplatz is only two stops away, you can just buy the short stretch ticket if you want to take the train in. Otherwise, it’s about a mile walk to the downtown. We mostly walked. Plus because the hotel is right next to the Siegestor arch, you can’t really get lost even after a long night at the Hofbrauhaus. Last, the staff really, really went out of their way to be helpful, accommodating and friendly. They really could not have been nicer.

The not-so-great: I don’t typically rent hotels where there is a shared bath, so my perspective may be a little biased because of this. The shower heads were really corroded with lime or some kind of mineral deposit, which just made it feel a little icky when everything else (shower basin, tile etc.) was really clean. We woke up late one morning and they were out of hot water. Actually, it would oscillate between icy, freezing water to scalding hot water. Also, the breakfast room only has four tables, so you either wait, take breakfast to your room or skip it. Since the building is so old, some things in in it are old and a little tired.

Despite the negatives, I’d recommend it for a cheap stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Monika Clauss is a delightful host, eager to please and provide information about the area, and her enthusiasm is positively infectious. (Our review title is her answer to most any request.) We found the location convenient: an easy walk to the Englischer Garten and one block from the u-bahn. It's an older building with charm, but the rooms felt modern and were spotless. We took two rooms with en suite baths. The bathrooms were compact but nicely appointed. Breakfast was a nice rendition of the typical German spread, cheerfully served by Monika.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This Pension/hotel is close to the centre right next to a UBahn station so that one can be in the centre of town within minutes. Akadamiestraat is a broad and handsome avenue in the University area which though busy is extraordinarily quiet at night time. It is in an old stone built house with the hotel on the upper floors and offices on the lower floors. It is an easy walk from the Odeonsplatz.
The hotel is immaculate throughout; the decor is simple and attractive. The rooms are simply furnished and very comfortable.
The breakfasts are wonderful! One can easily survive the entire day on one of Monika's breakfasts.
Rooms are moderately priced but the quality of everything belies the price tag.
Monika is herself truly friendly and helpful with a huge knowledge of her home city.
We had a totally restful two nights there and would look for rooms here first when returning to Munich.
The hotel does take credit cards by the way though the notices say not. The upper floors are served by a beautifully maintained antiquated lift which makes access to all floors very easy.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the street are perfectly quiet and have a lovely view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here after meeting some folks in Venice who had glowing reviews of Monika and her hotel. Excellent value and monika is a breath of fresh air; super friendly and welcoming!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This is the best deal in whole Munich.. My daughter and I spent three weeks in this hotel and we could not be happier. Close to downtown, easy to get to RR we were able to take day trips to Salzburg, Regensburg, Augsburg. etc.. withput having to carry our luggage; Hotel Am Siegestor was our home base. The owner. Mrs. Claus speaks perfect English and is a superb hostes. We'll be glad to go back any time

Room Tip: For 29 euros you and members of your family can use the "Bayern Ticket" - a great value
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

Monika has a Wonderful pension here....clean, comfortable, reasonably priced and a great location. I've stayed here many times over the years and already have my reservations for the 2012 Ofest. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We selected this hotel because we knew we'd be using the S-bahn and U-bahn a lot, plus we wanted to explore the Englischergarten. This large, urban park has two outdoor biergartens, playing fields, lakes, and lovely paths to explore.

The hotel's location made it very easy to get around Munich. It also was fairly quiet, being on a side street near the University. The underground station was less than a five minute walk, and the Marienplatz was just two stations away. A plus was the presence in the neighborhood of inexpensive dining options, due to it being a student part of town. Other things we could walk to included the Alte Pinakotek and Neue Pinakotek, both wonderful art museums worth hours of your time.

It cost about $12 USD to take a taxi from the Hauptbahnhof when we arrived late at night. At the end of our stay, we took the S-bahn to the Airport for about the same price.

As for the hotel itself, it is in an older building with some attractive architectural features. We particularly got a kick out of the creaky old cage-style elevator that you must take to reach the upper floors. Our first room was on the top floor, very clean and quiet, with a view of the sunrise over the rooftops, and a double door that made it even quieter.

The hostess is very cheerful and accommodated our late arrival without any hint of negativity. She was able to sell me stamps for post cards, and she also sells some as well. Our room was kept very clean, but I must confess that the TV reception was iffy, if that concerns anyone. We didn't care much.

We left to visit Austria, and returned for two final nights before our flight home. When we returned, we were given a smaller room, not as pleasant as the first one, and which required us to use the shared bathroom in the hallway. If you are a little picky about this, ask for the room with the "double door," as it is very good and the bathroom is en suite.

The other guests were quiet at night, and very pleasant at breakfast in the morning. There was a good deal of conversation between tables while we ate, and we discovered people were visiting from many different countries. Breakfast was simple but filling: sliced deli meats and cheese, a boiled egg, bread, juice, coffee.

I thought it was a good deal for the price, and we loved the location. We got all around Munich by bus and underground, and never felt unsafe walking the neighborhood at night. I would recommend the place to traveling couples or singles.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Akademiestrasse 5, 80799 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Hotel Style:
#40 Business Hotel in Munich
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Hotel Am Siegestor

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